Healthy Heart Exhibit
The Story Board Exhibit on The Healthy Heart is designed for children between 5 and 15 years of age. The key message of the exhibit is intended to address the problem of obesity in children. It is ideally suited for educating children in public venues such as schools, daycare centers, hospitals, clinics and health fair events. The issues surrounding obesity in children are numerous and complex; however, the Story Board Exhibit on The Healthy Heart has a simple threefold message which is introduced by a friendly canine character called “Sport”.
At the beginning of the exhibit, a child is greeted with a message that encourages them to pet Sport on the head and back (he won’t bite) and they hear a brief message about Sport’s plan to help them have a healthy heart. The exhibit then outlines Sport’s three steps to having a healthy heart. The three steps are:
1) Exercise daily, at least 30 minutes.
2) Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke.
3) Eat healthy foods in the right amounts.
The last message area is a summary of Sport’s three steps and an educational material rack where information can be displayed for children to take home. The educational material rack allows you to “customize” the exhibit with information specifically suited for your target audience. It is also one way to obtain measurable outcomes, by counting the amount of material taken.
The interactive nature of the exhibit, colorful graphics and clarity of message make the exhibit an excellent educational tool that can be utilized in a wide variety of settings. A copy of the voice scripts, which are recorded on the four voice boxes, can be obtained by emailing Story Board Enterprises, Inc.
The exhibit is self-guiding and does not need to be attended by a staff person. It can be left in place for a day or several weeks at a time. The exhibit is five and one half feet tall, three feet wide and eight feet long. It is composed of four colorful panels that are double sided and attached to one another at right angles. There are five voice boxes attached to the exhibit at each of the key message points that speak to the children and expound on the message they see on the graphics in front of them. The exhibit is easy to setup and take down. Sport is mounted on a box that doubles as his storage box (you just flip him upside down into the box). This box also stores the voice box units that attach to the exhibit. The artwork is printed on durable banner material. Banners are connected at the top in pairs and are draped over the frame and attach to the panel with Velcro tabs. The banners are stored in a high quality banner tube, which is on wheels.
A note from Gary:
I have worked with hundreds of agencies nationwide and everyone has their own purchasing system. Generally, I create an invoice for you and you submit it to your purchasing or finance office. Once they generate a Purchase Order (PO) number I will build and ship your exhibit. Everything is included in the purchase price, a complete exhibit, shipping and your logo and text on the banner.